Holy crap, this story just keeps getting better and better. Screenjunkies found this poster for Growl (above left), from which CagePotato rightly points out that the dude in it bears an uncanny resemblance to UFC fighter Phil “The New York Badass” Baroni (above right). Oh, but it gets much, much better. Turns out the movie is about AN UNDERGROUND MMA CLUB VS. WEREWOLVES, and the director’s name is “Sxv’Leithan Essex.” Unpronounceable AND it has an apostrophe? Your move, black folks.
“A traveling underground fight club called ‘The Brawlers’ arrive at a derelict ghost town tucked away in the Colorado Rockies. They meet the town’s only residents, the revealed in teeth and claws. Some will be hunted, some will be feed [sic], and some will become part of the family…whether they like it or not.” [via ShockTillYouDrop]
Sxv’Leithan Essex is allegedly a music video director, and at the very least, starred in the video for Five Finger Death Punch’s “The Bleeding.” Oh, and in case you were wondering whether he has a MySpace page, you better effing believe he has a MySpace page:
Oh hey, did I mention he was also an extra in the Brett Ratner masterpiece, X3?
Phil Baroni, MMA werewolves, Five Finger Death Punch, X3… IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER. I want to keep digging, but I’m worried that eventually I’ll get shipped off to an island of carnal pleasures where they’ll turn me into a donkey like Pinocchio.
Additional trivia: the pleasure island where they turn kids into donkeys in Pinocchio was called “The Land of Boobies” in the original Italian novel.